a spider crawed into the back vent of my new RETINA macbook. what do i do?

jamesjingyi

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No it should be fine. Shake the MacBook up and down (don't drop it:D). There wont be any damage to the internals by shaking as everything is Solid State.
If it doesn't come out, take off the back or just take it into an Apple Store.
 

GGJstudios

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im sure the fans will prob kill it or something, do i have to resort to opened the lid?
Just give it some math problems to figure out. That'll keep it busy! Safari will probably be snappier now!

Seriously, I don't think you have anything to worry about. You could try using compressed air to drive it out, but it can't hurt anything.
 

shorty66

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Just put your macbook in the washer.. I'm pretty sure the spider will be drowned and this problem is solved.
 

SandboxGeneral

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im sure the fans will prob kill it or something, do i have to resort to opened the lid?
I had this happen to me on an iMac a couple of years ago. One morning I woke it up and it was making a loud, horrible vibrating sound and I thought either the hard drive or a fan bearing.

iMac + Spider = Trip to Apple Store

I took it in to the Apple Store and they found a [dead] spider inside one of the fans. Though the spider was small, it still weighed enough to throw off the balance of the fan and caused to noise and vibrating of the computer. He got the spider out there and it worked fine after that, but they replaced all 3 fans anyway under warranty.
 

AZREOSpecialist

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I don't know why your Mac swallowed a spider, did it wriggle and jiggle and tickle insider her? Get your Mac to swallow a bird, how absurd to swallow a bird! But she swallowed the bird to catch the spider, she swallowed the spider to catch the fly… oh my, perhaps she'll die!

LOL
 

iLikeTurtles!

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I don't know why your Mac swallowed a spider, did it wriggle and jiggle and tickle insider her? Get your Mac to swallow a bird, how absurd to swallow a bird! But she swallowed the bird to catch the spider, she swallowed the spider to catch the fly… oh my, perhaps she'll die!

LOL
it didnt swallow it, the spider voluntaryly walked into it.

i was using the retina mac, and saw it at the top of my keyboard area when i came back, i proceeded to smoosh it then clean it off, but the dam thign was fast and crawled into the vent behind the hinge.

called apple they said warrenty doesnt cover insects that go inside the system LOL
 

AZREOSpecialist

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it didnt swallow it, the spider voluntaryly walked into it.

i was using the retina mac, and saw it at the top of my keyboard area when i came back, i proceeded to smoosh it then clean it off, but the dam thign was fast and crawled into the vent behind the hinge.

called apple they said warrenty doesnt cover insects that go inside the system LOL
I was adapting an old nursery rhyme to make a joke… :rolleyes:
 

derbothaus

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You can always just buy a pentalobe screwdriver and open and blow it out. May take a few days to ship the special screwdrivers. But hey, screen is pretty, right? All other Mac's just open and blow it out. Apple needs to deal with things like this if they lock out their users. Apple effectively have asked for all kinds of issues barring users entry. They should feel the sting. Rock, ,paperclip, spiders. Descend on them and cripple their support staff. Maybe we get retina with upgrade ability henceforth. Here is hoping.:D